Basic Honey Nut Granola

This basic honey nut granola recipe makes a deliciously simple granola, perfect for breakfast, snack, or as a yogurt mix-in!  basic-honey-nut-granola-recipe

Homemade Granola

If you’ve never made your own granola, you HAVE to try it! It is SO easy! Plus, making homemade granola is soooo much cheaper than buying it at the store! While there are SO many different variations and granola recipes out there, the basic premise is always about the same. You start out with some basic dry ingredients (like oats), mix with some sweetener(s)/spices, and bake. Really, it’s super easy! simple-homemade-granolaDoesn’t it look good? I think this one is the perfect, simple base granola to start out with – especially if you’ve never made it before. It’s SO tasty and so easy! And it smells amazing while it’s baking! When you’re done, you’ll have two big pans of great-tasting granola for a fraction of the cost of store-bought. It’s delicious on top of yogurt or ice cream, mixed in trail mix, or to make granola bars with! Mmmmm! And, it was the PERFECT topping for these delicious peach crisp parfaits!!!! So good!!  Peach Crisp Yogurt Parfait

Honey Nut Granola Recipe

With its mild, neutral flavors, you could add just about any ingredients you want to this to spruce it up, but I happen to think it’s pretty good as is! I love that it doesn’t take long to make either! Here’s the simple recipe:

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Basic Honey Nut Granola
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An easy-to-make basic granola recipe that tastes delicious.
  • 4 C old fashion rolled oats
  • 1 C chopped pecans
  • 1 C chopped almonds
  • 2 TBSP coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon
  • ½ C melted butter
  • ½ C honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, salt, and sugar.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix well then pour into oat mixture.
  4. Stir well to combine all ingredients. Then spread mixture onto two rimmed baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and stir. Return to oven and continue baking another 15 minutes (or until golden).
  6. Remove from oven and let cool, stirring occasionally as the mixture cools. It will gradually harden as it cools.


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  1. Courtney says

    Hello! We love this granola and make it often. I was wondering if you have tried maple syrup instead of honey?
    Thank you!

    • Sara @MomEndeavors says

      Hi Courtney –
      I haven’t tried it for this particular recipe. I’m guessing it would work, but would definitely change the flavor. Let us know if you try it and how it worked.

  2. Kimber P says

    My go to every week. This recipe never fails. Very versatile Why was I wasting my money all those years on buying a $4 bag of granola. I make just for myself and half the recipe. My staple in my daily yogurt.

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